Marcolino hates practicing his scales on the piano, but feels he must because he is the reason his mother never became a grand pianist–until his grandfather lets them both in on a little secret.
- ISBN: 9781580891912
- Author: Cali, Davide
- Illustrator: Heliot, Eric
- Published: 2007 , Charlesbridge Publishing
- Themes: Family, Grandparents, mothers, Music, piano, secrets
- Descriptors: Awards, Italy, Picture Book, Primary (ages 6-9), Realistic Fiction, USBBY Outstanding International Book
- No. of pages: 30